What is Art Therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy where clients use simple art materials to explore their inner world and express feelings and concerns both verbally and non verbally. Art therapy provides a safe way to explore challenging feelings in a non-threatening manner. Art therapists are trained to help clients access their creativity to promote healing and integration of mind, body, emotions and spirit. Art therapy emphasizes the creative process rather than the art product. Each individual's unique creativity and style of communication is nurtured. Self awareness, self worth, and a sense of mastery and competence are enhanced.
Art Therapy is:
allows for safe expression of difficult feelings
is a natural form of expression for children and adolescents
helps adults access inner wisdom for emotional healing
emphasizes wellness and strengths rather than problems
requires no previous art experience or special talent
Art therapy fosters:
healthy coping skills
improved impulse control
improved self esteem
creativity in all aspects of one's life
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